Being a ‘Twinkie’ Summer Camp Counsellor

    Written By: Anna Brady     It’s funny how different Summer Camp Counsellors are meant to be with certain cabins. Being a Camp Counsellor to any group of campers is the best job in the world, but once you do a summer in one cabin, you can’t imagine being with any other age group. … Continue reading “Being a ‘Twinkie’ Summer Camp Counsellor”

‘The best ships are friendships, and long may they be.’

    Written By: Clair Scott     Waiting in the departures lounge at the airport, Ash and I were enjoying our last proper cup of tea before we left our home country of Ireland for Canadian summer camp. Both of our mammies were teary-eyed as we said our goodbyes, but neither of us had butterflies … Continue reading “‘The best ships are friendships, and long may they be.’”

7 reasons why you should work at summer camp

We asked our NYQUEST Camp Canada team why they think everyone should work at summer camp at least once in their lives. Here’s what they had to say. 1. The people you meet   JC: “I met my girlfriend (now wife) while we were working at summer camp and I met some of the best … Continue reading “7 reasons why you should work at summer camp”

Deep In The Heart Of The North

Written By: Abby McNeill   Somewhere deep in the north I have been hiding away from the real world at a summer camp, living out my childhood dreams of ‘The Parent Trap’. I have read plenty of typical posts about camp counsellor experiences, but I’ve never read anything about canoe tripping. Half the people at camp … Continue reading “Deep In The Heart Of The North”

A summer camp for every kid

Written By: Sammy Schofield   “My left leg’s called Claire!”   It was a hot, sticky lunchtime when a camper declared this statement. Everybody was silent around the table. The staff were overheated and morale was low. It was a tough job trying to keep all the campers happy when you felt grumpy as the sun … Continue reading “A summer camp for every kid”

5 Reasons Why I Want to Thank Summer Camp

Written By: Michelle Goulter   In 2013 I was 20 years old, I had moved away from my hometown of Millmerran (a small western Queensland country town of only 1500 people) and was dying for an adventure overseas. With very little convincing, I booked a one-way ticket to Canada where I have spent the better half … Continue reading “5 Reasons Why I Want to Thank Summer Camp”

Algonquin and Beyond

Written By: Abbey W.   A lot has happened since my last update, so I’m going to try and do my best to fill you in!   First I should talk about all of the events that occurred in the final few days of the July camp session. Last time I talked about Council Ring, while … Continue reading “Algonquin and Beyond”